Congratulations on being crowned World Supermodel Australia, Taylor. Why do you think you won?
Thank you. It’s very hard to say as each girl had a beautiful, diverse look. I like to think that beyond the perception of the person applying for a final selection who presented well physically, it may have been that I emanated inner engaging qualities that may serve well as a representative for Australia and satisfy the interest from a marketing perspective for potential product lines for the organisation.
Your win saw you represent Australia at The World Supermodel International Final in South Africa. What was the best thing about being part of this competition?
As with any competition, the opportunity to meet unique and incredibly gifted people from all over Australia and the world and gaining new friendships through the process. The memories were unforgettable as were the most stunning, intelligent and beautiful-natured women I had the pleasure of completing with.
What do you do when you’re not posing for MAXIM?
Before I started modelling, about nine months ago, I competed professionally as a Ballroom and Latin American Dancer, winning the Australian Championships and representing Australia at the World Championships. I feel very privileged to have represented our contry in England, Russia, China, Moldova and New Zealand. Dancing has given me the amazing opportunity to travel, however South Africa was a whole new experience.
Nice. We also hear you’re studying law?
Yes, I’m completing a Bachelor of Law at Griffith University while working full-time as a Disability Support Worker in the South East Region Community with Life Without Barriers. This leaves little time for extracurricular enjoyment, however, socially I enjoy time with friends and family.
What is your life motto?
There are many motto’s that ring true and one of them is: “If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.” And, of course, “Work hard, play harder!”
So, with that, where would you like to be in five years?
A well-travelled law graduate and overall successful woman.
Photographed by Graham Shearer
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